PHCS News

Princeton Radiology Donates $500,000 To New Hospital Campaign

Sep 12, 2011
PRINCETON, N.J. Princeton Radiology Associates, a respected physician group practice with over a half-century of service to the Princeton area, has pledged $500,000 toward the new University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro.

The $500,000 gift — to Design for Healing, the campaign to support the new hospital — effectively doubles to $1 million, thanks to a matching gift challenge established by long-time area residents David and Patricia Atkinson.

The physicians at Princeton Radiology are members of the Medical Staff at Princeton HealthCare System (PHCS) and are actively involved at University Medical Center at Princeton.

“We always knew we would make a substantial gift to the hospital’s campaign,” said Princeton Radiology president Donald F. Denny Jr., MD. “We wanted to take a leadership role to reflect our commitment to Princeton HealthCare System and to the community. We also hope to inspire other physicians to support these goals.”

With the Princeton Radiology pledge, total physician giving to Design for Healing now exceeds $2.4 million, said Joseph Stampe, PHCS Vice President for Development.

“The gift from Princeton Radiology is significant not only in terms of its dollar value but also in the way it reflects the physicians’ dedication to PHCS,” Mr. Stampe said. “We have seen extraordinary involvement among physicians, who have generously donated their expertise and financial resources throughout this process. Physicians provided critical input on the design of the new hospital, they have been actively involved in planning our transition from the current hospital in Princeton, and many have donated to the Design for Healing campaign.”

Dr. Denny, former Chair of the Department of Radiology at University Medical Center at Princeton, was active in project planning and continues his involvement by co-chairing the PHCS Foundation Physicians’ Development Committee, which helps solicit support for the Foundation from fellow physicians as well as grateful patients.

Princeton Radiology will be credited with a $1 million donation, because of the matching funds, which qualifies the group to name a public area at the new hospital. To acknowledge the Princeton Radiology gift, a coffee shop in the new hospital will be known as the Princeton Radiology Café.